Carpenter’s Workshop and railway sheds
Posted by carlotta on Thursday March 20th, 2014 at 8:47am
On my second visit inside the Marine Workshops I ventured into the Carpenter’s Workshop and railway sheds, parts of the site I hadn’t been in before. The sheds are on the north end of the building and are planned for demolition. Train tracks are still visible leading from outside the sheds to the inside, a throwback from when rail was king. Inside, there is such a hodgepodge of architecture: corrugated iron walls and roof with a row of white painted iron columns running the length of the interior. White wooden boards divide the spaces into rooms and stable-like areas. This building is as full of pigeons as the other one was and the floor is thick with their droppings. I have been told to be very careful because the droppings could make me ill. I am now meticulous about washing my hands, my tripod and anything else that comes in contact with the inside of these buildings.
The Carpenter’s Workshop is a separate building to the South of the Marine Workshops. It has been properly cleaned out of pigeons and poo but is completely boarded up so that the only light source is a small door at the front. It was so dark I was using shutter speeds that were 3 seconds long. I was glad that in that dark building, standing very still while waiting for my photographs, I didn’t have to contend with the pigeons. The last three photographs were taken in the Carpenter’s Workshop. The gallery for this shoot can be seen here.
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